Ottawa, ON / Business Wire/ April 26, 2021 / – Avivagen Inc. (TSXV:VIV, OTCQB:VIVXF) (“Avivagen”), a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that safely enhances food production and supports immune function, thereby supporting general health and performance, is pleased to announce it has received its first purchase order from a large, integrated livestock producer in Thailand. The customer is a very large, well-known and respected swine and poultry producer in the region. This first purchase order from this customer, while modest in size, comes on the heels of several trials conducted by the customer with sows and piglets over the last nine months, whereby Avivagen’s OxC-betaTM Livestock consistently outperformed any and all competitive alternatives.
“We are very excited about this purchase from a very large and established market leading livestock producer in Thailand,” said Kym Anthony, Avivagen’s CEO. “It is our belief that this first purchase, similar to our experience with UNAHCO, will lead to a growing rollout over the coming quarters and years by the customer and is likely to influence other producers in the region to adopt our product. The real world evidence of the benefits of our product are leading to more customer wins and growing adoption of our OxC-beta™ Livestock product.”
With annual livestock feed production in 2020 of 21million tonnes[i] Thailand is an important market opportunity for Avivagen, not only due to its size but the fact that Thailand’s largest livestock export market remains the European Union, where AGPs (Antibiotics as Growth Promoters) have been banned since 2010
About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ Livestock
Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about β-carotene and other carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colours. Through support of immune function the technology provides a non-antibiotic means of promoting health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be an effective and economic alternative to the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds. The product is currently available for sale in the United States, Philippines, Mexico, Taiwan, New Zealand, Thailand, Brazil, Australia and Malaysia.
Avivagen’s OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.
Avivagen is a life sciences corporation focused on developing and commercializing products for livestock, companion animal and human applications that, by safely supporting immune function, promote general health and performance. It is a public corporation traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol VIV and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com. The contents of the website are expressly not incorporated by reference in this press release.
Forward Looking Statements
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[i] 2021 FOODINFO https://www.feedinfo.com/our-content/thailand-animal-feed-production-may-increase-nearly-1-in-2021/220649